A Sunflower, Just Because

Another card with a hand-colored image that has been patiently waiting in my files for oh so long:

MISC-005-01It is always so fulfilling to finally use the images I’ve colored on a card – you know, like, now my life is complete.  Or something.

MISC-005-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. 😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sunflowers (Flourishes); Friendly Flowers (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx);  Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy DP (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections)
Tools:  Stitched Mat Rectangle Die (Lil Inker)


Speaking of Coloring Images, Though…

There is something so fun and relaxing about sitting down with my Copic markers and some images to color.  I love to just sit and color!

One thing I have avoided, though, is coloring images of people.  I tend to think, “If I can’t make it look realistic at all, why bother!”  So, I obviously haven’t bothered at all.  Haha!

I did finally take out my MFT Pure Innocence image to practice coloring people features, then I included it on this card:

BDAY-038-01What do you think?  Not too bad, for one of my first attempts?

Well, anyway, it was fun to color.  And I look forward to trying more in the future.

BDAY-038-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. 😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sweet Birthday Wishes (MFT); Communique Curve Sentiments (PTI)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Xpedx); Dark Chocolate, Classic Craft DP, Pure Poppy DP (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento);  Pure Poppy (PTI);  Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections, Kaisercraft); Glitter Pen (Wink of Stella)
Tools:  Ribbon Banner Die (Simon Says Stamp); Sweet Birthday Wishes Die (MFT); Stitched Rectangle Mat Die (Lil Inker)

Muse #7

Ahhhhh.  Here I am in crafty land – all is right with the universe now!  😉

I’ve wanted to join in with the Muse Card Club challenge, and I have finally found time to create something for one of the challenges, #7 in particular.  You can see muse Laurie Willison’s gorgeous card here.

And this is the result of my inspiration from her card:


Actually, I love everything about every one of Laurie’s cards.  She is a permanent muse of mine. 😉  And my first reaction is to always just copy everything she does, piece for piece, because to me, her work is always perfection.  But I also wanted to make my own original card, too, so I went with my first response to the card, which was the colors.

When I first saw the photo, I thought the little polka-dot ribbon tag was navy blue in color.  Now that I’ve returned to view it again on the computer, it looks pretty darn black.

So, if you were wondering,… that is why I included some navy blue on my card – because my printer psyched me out again! LOL.


Anyway.  I really like these colors together, even if I did mislead myself a bit with the navy blue.  And I was happy to use some of my new and neglected supplies on it.  I am seriously using all kinds of neglected supplies around here! Wahoo!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 😉

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feel the Sun (Verve); Quilled Elegance (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening Cardstocks (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); White (Martha Stewart Crafts); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Melon Berry Ribbon (PTI)
Tools:  Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die; Rectangle Stitched Mats Die (Lil’ Inker)

Masculine Color Throwdown

It took me a while to have some ideas, but I finally came up with a card for the CAS-ual Fridays #77 challenge (for a masculine project) using the Color Throwdown #216 colors.

The idea for this popped into my head as I was pondering what I could create for PrincessM’s and Little Man’s upcoming birthday.  Little Man likes orange and blue, and he kinda likes boats.  I don’t have any car or football stamps, so I thought a boat would be the next best thing.

This is a variation of this card by Debbie Olson, which is featured on the Papertrey Ink product page.  I received my new Lil’ Inker dies a week or so ago, and I wanted to use this stitched rectangle mat die as soon as I could find a chance to do so.

The water portion was cut from PTI’s Enchanted Evening DP using their medium scallop border die.  I used the negative-cut side.  The boat is from the Men of Life stamp set, and the flag is from the Little Princess stamp set.  I stamped 2 of the sails and fussy cut one set to pop on dimensional adhesive.

Obviously, I only went with a smidgen of some of the colors. 😉

Thanks for stopping by today!

Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Men of Life, Little Princess, Inside & Out: Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Enchanted Evening DP (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Enchanted Evening (PTI); Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Tools:  Stitched Mats – Rectangle Die (Lil’ Inker); Medium Scallop Border Die (PTI)